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“Starting Anew”: My Presentation about Child Survivors THIS Sunday

Presentation Date: 04/11/21
Location: Zoom (Kansas)

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This weekend, in honor of Yom HaShoa, I was invited to give the 2021  Lindenbaum Lecture for the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation in Lawrence, Kansas. My presentation, entitled “Starting Anew”,… READ MORE>>

NEW! Digital Toolkit to Educate Healthcare Providers About the Unique Challenges of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

I am deeply invested in educating healthcare professionals about the need to treat Holocaust survivors, and survivors of other traumas, at end of life with special care. It is our responsibility, as a society and as healthcare professionals, to ensure that the victims of man’s inhumanity to man will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and empathy in the last… READ MORE>>

Yom Ha-Shoah at Congregation Brothers-Israel in Long Branch, NJ

Presentation Date: 04/07/21
Location: Zoom

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I am honored to have been invited by Rabbi Braun to speak on Yom Ha-Shoah this year at the Brothers-Israel synagogue in Long Branch, NJ. The date is Wednesday evening… READ MORE>>

P2G SlidingDors – Voices of the Second Generation

Presentation Date: 03/21/21
Location: Zoom

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On Sunday, March 21, I will have the honor of presenting to a unique group of 2G, comprised of American, Hungarian and Israelis! The presentation was invited by my colleagues… READ MORE>>

Invitation: Workshops for 2G, Facilitated by Dr. Irit Felsen and Dr. Jenni Frumer

I am pleased to announce that, with my friend and colleague Dr. Jenni Frumer, I will be facilitating Second Generation Holocaust Survivors (2G) intimate interactive workshops. The workshops are sponsored by NEXT GENERATIONS, in partnership with the NOW for Holocaust Survivors Initiative, a signature program of MorseLife Health System. Three separate workshops, on March 17th, April 21st, and May 12th,… READ MORE>>

Reminder: COVID, Trauma and Building Resilience a Year Later (presentation on March 11)

On March 11, I will be speaking to the professional community of The East Side Council of the Aging (ESCOTA), a voluntary not-for-profit interagency interdisciplinary organization for professionals in the field of aging. ESCOTA brings together skilled practitioners from the public and private sectors. Among them are representatives of community, health, religious, and social service organizations, as well as other… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Psyche and Psychoanalysis, Creativity and Culture, History and Rebuilding: An international (online) conference

I have the honor of presenting at the upcoming conference Psyche and Psychoanalysis, Creativity and Culture, History and Rebuilding, which has an outstanding program, including an array of luminaries from various fields. The conference will take place on March 9-10, 2021, and is organized by the Interdisciplinary Clinical Center of the Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences and the Weiss-Livnat… READ MORE>>

COVID, Trauma and Building Resilience a Year Later

Presentation Date: 03/11/21
Location: Zoom

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On March 11, I will be speaking to the professional community of The East Side Council of the Aging (ESCOTA), a voluntary not-for-profit interagency interdisciplinary organization for professionals in the… READ MORE>>

Psyche and Psychoanalysis, Creativity and Culture, History and Rebuilding: An international (online) conference

Presentation Date: 03/09/21
Location: Zoom (Haifa)

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I have the honor of presenting at the upcoming conference Psyche and Psychoanalysis, Creativity and Culture, History and Rebuilding, which has an outstanding program, including an array of luminaries from… READ MORE>>

Practical Tools for Enhancing Our Relational Competence

Earlier today, I had the honor to present the last lecture in the series of presentations for the second generation which I have been doing since August 2020, together with my friend and colleague Dr. Jenni Frumer. The topic of our previous (second-to-last) meeting, which took place on Sun. Feb. 14,  focused on intimacy and on specific characteristics of the… READ MORE>>

Tues. Feb. 23 at 2 pm EST: LAST Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The LAST session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Tues. Feb. 23/2021 at 2 pm EST. The topic will be “The Legacy: What do we want to do to ensure the memory of the Holocaust?” (see item #10 in the list below). As always,… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Sun. Feb.14 at 8 pm EST: Next Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Sun. Feb. 14/2021 at 8 pm EST. The topic will be “Intimacy and Trauma” (see item #7 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in partnership with the NOW for… READ MORE>>

Inanimate Survivors: Sentimental Objects from Life Before and During the Holocaust

Presentation Date: 02/15/21
Location: Zoom

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“Hollow hands clasp ludicrous possessions because they are links in the chain of life. If it breaks, they are truly lost” (Dichter, 1964). Ernest Dichter, a psychologist considered to have… READ MORE>>

Presentation to Toronto Daughters of Holocaust survivors: Tomorrow at 7:30 pm via Zoom

Presentation Date: 02/11/21
Location: Zoom (Toronto)

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I am honored to be have been invited by Esther Michaels and Ellen Goldstein to speak tomorrow to the Toronto Daughters of Holocaust Survivors. The presentation will be in webinar… READ MORE>>

Annual Meeting of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations

Presentation Date: 02/11/21
Location: Zoom

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Karen Hopenwasser, my co-chair of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, and I would like to invite the public… READ MORE>>